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Android™ Development Patterns: Best Practices for Professional Developers by Phil Dutson

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15. Google Play Services

Google Play services is a collection of APIs provided from Google that help developers take advantage of data, calculations, and methods to create better applications. This is done by allowing you to tap into the vast data sets and communication assets that Google has integrated into its many services.

In this chapter, you learn how to add Google Play Services to your application, create a client to communicate with the services, and gain exposure to some of the APIs that are bundled in Google Play Services.

Adding Google Play Services

If you have never used Google Play Services in an application before, you need to do some initial setup. You should start by opening the Android SDK manager and downloading the most current ...

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